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12 Inspirational Quotes From Dalai Lama On How To Live A Good Life

Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, celebrated his 81st birthday Wednesday.<p>The Buddhist leader marked the occasion with a birthday celebration at the Drepung Monastery in Karnataka, India.<p>From his humble beginnings as a child of farmers in northeastern Tibet to his exile in Dharamsala, …

Mindfulness

The Science of Baking, In One Graphic

Baking is a science as well an art, and the key to better baking is understanding the chemical forces at play. Thankfully this graphic explains all …

Study Skills

5 Things to Know Before You Renovate Your Kitchen

Relax, you have options.<p>If you sometimes have trouble deciding what to make for dinner, a kitchen renovation can feel paralyzing. But take heart: It …

Home Improvement

Get Ready to Run Your First 5K With This Plan

Recommit to your fitness life this year and get ready to run a 5K. We've created a six-week plan to get you up and running — literally. If you have a casual relationship with running and can run comfortably for at least 10 minutes, our plan will help you go the distance and become a bona fide …

10 Must-Listen Architecture and Design Podcasts for the Holiday Break

Is there a form of media that compliments city living better than podcasting? Whether it keeps commuters company during a morning train ride or provides a soundtrack for a stroll through city streets, the ubiquity and portability of podcasting can make a favorite show seem like a constant …

Looking for a good book? What I read and loved in 2015

If you have read my articles for a while, you will know I love a good book. Ok, let's get real - I am completely obsessed with books. I have thousands of them in my house, piled up on every available surface. I buy them even when I know I won't get to read them for months. I even have more than a …

Books

Here are the 7 books that Bill Gates says you need to read this summer

It’s almost Memorial Day weekend, and hopefully the sunnier days and warmer weather are inspiring enough to slow down and take a book …

Bill Gates

The Best Bodyweight Workout for Runners

Listen up, runners! You probably know you should do more than endless laps and intervals to stay at the top of your game and prevent injury. But how …

My strategy for turning $15,000 into $200,000 every month

Each company starts off with $100 in capital.<p>One has a one-month sales cycle (i.e., people go from prospect to client in one month). The other company has a four-month sales cycle.<p>Not surprisingly, the slower business brings in less over time. But do you know how much less after one year?<p>It only …

Marketing

How To Master Your Life With The Decision-Making Diet

When I first noticed that Steve Jobs, Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg are mostly seen in the same clothes, I wondered why these powerful and wealthy people (globally influential to the nth degree) didn’t seem to buy new clothes. Clearly, it wasn’t about affordability. There simply had to be some …

TED Talks

Laziness and lack of sleep can shorten your life, especially when combined, study says

You already know that smoking is bad for you and that drinking too much alcohol may shorten your life. Now a new study says that spending too much time in a chair and depriving yourself of necessary sleep should join a short list of behaviors known to increase your risk of premature death.<p>Sedentary …

The World's Easiest Edible Gift is Infused Honey

If I were on an episode of MTV’s <i>True Life</i>, it’d be “I’m a Mike’s Hot Honey Addict.”<p>It started, like many things do, innocently enough: a drizzle here, a drop there. But, soon, I found myself using Hot Honey on pizza (with soppresata, of course), all sorts of sweet and savory toasts, roasted …

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Self-improvement

Two Things to Do After Every Meeting

Steve Jobs insisted that every item on a meeting agenda have a designated person responsible for that task and any follow-up work that happened. He called that person the DRI—the Directly Responsible Individual. He knew the public accountability would ensure that a project or task would actually …

Productivity

10 Affordable Things Fashion Editors Buy in Bulk

Detox Soup to Make You Feel Awesome

Detox Soup is a great way to kick the new year off. This gluten-free recipe can be used during an official "cleanse" or to kick-start a conscious eating plan for 2015!<p>Ok, so if you’re going out on New Year’s Eve, do yourself a favor and make this soup one or two days before the festive first, and …

Gluten-Free

Is America Governable?

The world seems a right mess! Ebola is wreaking havoc in West Africa. Spillover effects are more than likely to expand geographically, not lessen. The Islamic State threatens to control Iraq and Syria with a perverted ideology that in evilness approaches and may surpass the Nazis during World War …

Political Science

These are the African writers you should be reading right now

<b>(CNN) —</b> Take a moment and think of an African author. Have you got the name in mind? Keep it there for a minute.<p>In years gone by, chances are cultural icons like Nigerian literary giant Chinua Achebe or South African Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer might have popped straight into your head.<p>But …

100 Inspirational Quotes To Help You Gain & Maintain Momentum

Post written by Katie Milton.<p>The desk is littered with lists. Things to do, problems to solve, calls that need to be returned. The phone is ringing …

The 31 Coolest Offices You've Ever Seen

The savviest companies figured out long ago that a creative and colorful environment can make employees feel more energized and inspired at work.<p>Today, more and more offices are catching on and beginning to offer cool perks and amenities, such as unmatched views of the city skyline, on-site …

San Francisco

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Stack Overflow

5 Steps to Make Flexible Work a Reality at Your Company

A few months ago I wrote a post on why we don’t need offices which sparked some interesting discussion both in the comments section, in emails I received, and on social media. Ultimately, the questions and discussions stemmed from trying to figure out what steps organizations should take to …

40 Eye-Opening Customer Service Quotes

Customer service excellence has always been and will always be one of the critical competitive advantages for any business. Here are 40 quotes supporting this premise:<p>Make a customer, not a sale. ~ <i>Katherine Barchetti</i><p>The goal as a company is to have customer service that is not just the best but …